Lover of the Fancy

Early C20th American culture and dissent

Groucho and Me: The Autobiography
Groucho Marx


“The temptation to write about yourself is irresistible, especially when you are prodded into it by a crafty publisher who has slyly baited you into doing it with a miserly advance of fifty dollars and a box of cheap cigars.”

Groucho Marx’s autobiography is a rags-to-riches story with a difference. The most outrageous and voluble of the legendary Marx Brothers had a career that stretched from Vaudeville to gameshow, conquering Hollywood on the way. From the triumphs and disasters of a life spent in show business to his unconsummated loves, Groucho’s story is told with humour and wit and in Groucho’s own unique style.

Paperback, 272pp
Ebury Press, 2000 (1959)
ISBN 9780753519509


“The world would not be in such a snarl, had Marx been Groucho instead of Karl.” – Irving Berlin